Arts & Culture: English artist Harriet Macaree exhibits her recent Riviera inspired paintings
Harriet Macaree - Ultramarine
English-born Macaree has led an inspired life. In 1980, she won a scholarship to paint across the Atlantic in Mexico. Driven by the dramatic landscapes and the distinct culture and its people, she stayed there for more than 10 years. She then returned to London in 1991 before moving to the south of France for a fresh load of artistic inspiration in 2007. Intent on reproducing the view from her window in Cimiez, glowing with warm sunlight and powerful colours, Macaree has spent the last few years devoted to the Riviera.
Influenced by Matisse, Gauguin, Bonnard and Nolde, she mimics their exuberance, colours and intensity in her work. In her abstract manner, she is now looking to simplify her themes in order to make them more intense and even more universal.
The exhibition, which runs until the 18th August, is entitled Ultramarine and will showcase her recent work, inspired by the wonderful Côte d'Azur, on canvas, paper and silk.
Galerie des Dominicans, 9 rue St François de Paule, Nice
Monday to Saturday, 10am-12pm and 4pm-8pm and Sundays, 4pm-8pm
By appointment with the artist 06 37 36 01 83 or email email@example.com